Filming of Martin Scorsese's new film 'The Irishman' is taking place at the moment, and more pictures from the set have been revealed.
The stars of the film, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, might be two of the most revered screen actors of all time but both are not the tallest gentlemen ever - clocking in at a very average 5' 7" and 5' 9" (or 5' 10", depending on where you read), respectively.
Nothing wrong with that, you might say - but the problem is that the character that De Niro is portraying, Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, was 6' 4" in real life.
And so, that explains De Niro's impressive platform shoes:
Robert De Niro in platforms. Happy Thursday. pic.twitter.com/EaVuaMZN3X
— Nigel M. Smith (@nigelmfs) December 21, 2017
Film legends Al Pacino (left) and Robert De Niro are reunited in New York City to film new crime drama. Check out the massive platform shoes De Niro is wearing to appear taller in the film! pic.twitter.com/YtD1ksGpoj
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 21, 2017
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino at work on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, The Irishman... pic.twitter.com/4ldoJUS7pg
— Distracted Film (@distractedfilm) December 19, 2017